Mar 15

Senate Votes to End Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to end President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency in regard to the situation on the southern border.

Led by a solid Democrat bloc and followed by 12 Republicans, the vote passed 59-41, a decisive vote but not a veto-proof one.  Trump had already threatened to veto the resolution if passed.

The following Republican Senators voted with their Democrat colleagues to quash Trump’s order: Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rob Portman (R-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Roy Blunt (R-MO).

For it before he was against it.  Republican Thom Tillis of North Carolina appeared willing to support all possible sides of the issue.  After first announcing in a Washington Post op-ed that he would defy Trump and vote for the resolution, in the end Tillis voted against, thus avoiding an appearance in the list of defectors above.

Mr. Tillis is up for re-election next year.

For more, see Breitbart News.

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